Therapeutics & Translation

The translation of discoveries in Biomedical Sciences across to clinical and commercial settings is a feature of many of the research activities in the School

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
A universal vaccine against influenza A Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Ascher laboratory: Structural biology and bioinformatics Head of Laboratory Dr David Ascher
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Australian bite and sting trends: Australian Venomous Injury Project (AVIP) Project Leader Dr Ronelle Welton Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Australian Venom Research Unit Head of Unit Dr David Williams
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Autologous stem cell therapies in Australia Project Leader Associate Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Biolpolymer-based vaccine delivery systems Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Bo&MeRanG Research Projects Melbourne Coordinator Dr Marie Greyer
Can drug-like mimetics of BDNF promote remyelination after injury? Project Leader Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Contemplating stem cells in society Project Leader Dr Claire Tanner Anatomy and Neuroscience
Crack laboratory: Neuropharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Developing new therapies for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Project Leader Professor Fabienne Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
Development of a self-adjuvanting vaccine for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Edgington-Mitchell laboratory: Protease Pathophysiology Head of Research Group Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Endothelin pharmacology in the setting of pulmonary hypertension Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Furness laboratory: Digestive physiology and nutrition Head of Laboratory Professor John Furness
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Gleeson laboratory: Membrane trafficking and protein sorting in health and disease and development of new therapeutics Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gleeson
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Gooley laboratory: Structural biology of disease Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Growth factors and peptide mimetics Project Leader Dr Susan Northfield Pharmacology and Therapeutics
How BDNF signalling controls myelination? Project Leader Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hughes laboratory: Drug design Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Hughes
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Innovative approaches to prepare synthetic, partially synthetic and natural product-based vaccines Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms Head of Laboratory Dr Jason Ivanusic
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Jackson laboratory: Synthetic vaccine design Head of Laboratory Professor David Jackson
Microbiology and Immunology
Lew laboratory: Theoretical and empirical pharmacology Head of Laboratory Dr Michael Lew
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lipopeptide-based adjuvanting systems Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Mangum Lab: Translational Proteomics Head of Laboratory Dr Jonathan Mangum
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McConville laboratory: Molecular microbiology Head of Laboratory Professor Malcolm McConville
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mechanisms of growth factor signalling Project Leader Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Molecular mechanisms that contribute to bone marrow pain Head of Laboratory Dr Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Munsie laboratory: Ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell research Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Megan Munsie
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Murray & Xiao laboratory: Neurotrophin and myelin Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Simon Murray & Dr Junhua Xiao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Pain management using ultrasound-guided local anaesthetic techniques Head of Laboratory Dr Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Patient voices: An analysis of patients’ information-based priorities and needs Project Leader Associate Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Preclinical pharmacology – cardiovascular efficacy and safety R&D Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target discovery in stroke Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Ralph laboratory: Drug targets and gene regulation in Plasmodium falciparum Head of Laboratory Dr Stuart Ralph
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Relaxin family peptide hormones Project Leader Associate Professor Tony Hughes Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Restoring immunocompetency in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Project Leader Professor Fabienne Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
Stewart Laboratory: Mechanopharmacology Head of Laboratory Professor Alastair Stewart
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Cardiovascular Pharmacology of Snake Venoms From Papua New Guinea and Australia Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The influence of neurotrophin signalling upon the generation of myelin Project Leader Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
The link between cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration – focus on Alzheimer’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Role of CXCR7 in Tissue Fibrosis Project Leader Dr Asolina Braun Microbiology and Immunology
The Treatment of Papuan Taipan Envenoming in Papua New Guinea Project Leader Dr David Williams Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Tilley laboratory: Measuring and modelling malaria parasites to develop new antimalarials Head of Laboratory, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow Professor Leann Tilley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Trovafloxacin – an antibiotic with additional properties Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Understanding the molecular basis of myelin repair Project Leader Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Velkov laboratory: Antiinfective pharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Velkov
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Viral tracing to identify central projections and pathways for sensory neurons that innervate bone Head of Laboratory Dr Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Wolbachia to stop dengue transmission in Vietnam and Indonesia Project Leader Professor Cameron Simmons Microbiology and Immunology
Wright laboratory: Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Christine E Wright
Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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